Meet the Staff

Kellea Carlisle - Picture of female student at Faulkner University smiling at the camera.

Kellea Carlisle

Kellea is a sophomore at Faulkner. She is pursuing a degree in English and aspires to become a novelist one day. She enjoys working in the Writing Center because she loves helping people reach their full potential.

Danni Connelly - Picture of female student at Faulkner University smiling at camera.

Danni Connelly

Danni is a sophomore at Faulkner. She is majoring in English Language Arts with certification in Secondary Education. She is also a member of the Great Books Honors College. Danni has experience in teaching guitar, piano, and horse-back riding to both adults and children, and she is involved in music ministry at her church and at other churches in the area. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing fiction, playing a number of different instruments, and spending time with her seven younger siblings and her dog, Binz. She enjoys working in the Writing Center because she is able to help fellow Faulkner students sharpen their writing skills so that they can better express themselves through the English language!

Whitman Loomis - Picture of male Faulkner University student in green polo smiling at camera.

Whit Loomis

Whit is a sophomore at Faulkner, and he is pursuing a degree in English. In the future, Whit aspires to teach English at the collegiate level. When not at Faulkner, Whit works at a local Chick-Fil-A and enjoys fishing and spending time with friends. He enjoys working in the Writing Center because he feels it is a way to give back and positively influence the lives of others.

Jordan Reynolds - Young Faulkner University golf athlete smiling at camera.

Jordan Reynolds

Jordan is a sophomore at Faulkner and is majoring in Youth and Family Ministry. He is also a student athlete on the golf team. Jordan enjoys playing the piano/guitar, writing songs, planning events, and genuinely getting to know people. He enjoys working in the Writing Center because he gets to meet many different people and help them with their writing skills.

Gracie Roper - Female Faulkner University student with red blouse smiling at camera.

Gracie Roper

Gracie is a sophomore at Faulkner who is majoring in English. She enjoys reading books and running races. The most important aspect of her life is worshipping the Lord. She enjoys working in the Writing Center because it provides her with an opportunity to get to know new people while assisting them with their essays.

William Tidwell - Male Faulkner University student in teal t-shirt smiling at camera.

William Tidwell

William is a junior at Faulkner. He is majoring in Accounting and is an active member of the Alpha Chi honors society as well as the Great Books honors college. William enjoys working in the Writing Center because he loves helping others learn to better express themselves. He believes effectively expressing one’s thoughts and feelings is critical to healthy relationships and a healthy lifestyle.

Amber Traw - Faulkner University English Professor smiling at camera.

Amber Traw

Mrs. Traw is an instructor of English and the director of the Writing Center. She loves teaching students how to use their words effectively and training writing coaches to encourage and support their peers. In her spare time, Mrs. Traw loves spending time with her family, reading books, visiting the theater, travelling to new places, trying new things, and meeting new people.